Pair have lucky escape in storms

This duplex home in Wanneroo was badly damaged during last week’s storms when a tree branch pierced the ceiling. www.communitypix.com.au d404638
This duplex home in Wanneroo was badly damaged during last week’s storms when a tree branch pierced the ceiling. www.communitypix.com.au d404638

Liam Morrison, the owner of the rental home, said the tenant and his brother heard a flapping sound they thought was the garbage bin moving in the wind.

After venturing outside, the tenant saw the tree coming down and told his brother to get out just as a tree branch pierced the ceiling 2m from where they had been sitting.

‘I estimate the cost to be at between $20,000 and $30, 000,’ Mr Morrison said.

‘The electric feed was cut, and there is so much damage to the ceiling.’

Repairs to the duplex ” which is insured ” are expected to take one to two months.